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Phil Mickelson in the form of his life

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Mickelson in the form of his life. (©GettyImages)
Mickelson in the form of his life. (©GettyImages).

Phil Mickelson believes he's in the form of his life after winning the Open Championship at Muirfield.

The 43-year-old American won the prestigious major championship in remarkable fashion, carding a birdie on four of the last six holes to win the competition by three shots.

Mickleson scored an impressive final round 66, distancing himself from the other players. Sweden's Henrik Stenson was the nearest to challenging the American for the title, but was overwhelmed by Mickleson's outstanding iron play.

The world No. 2 admits he is feeling as good as ever on the golf course, and wants to take his career best form into the upcoming WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. 

"We've got the big event here, a World Golf Championships event, we've got the PGA next week, and our FedExCup (playoffs)," Mickelson told Sky Sports.

"So it's a lot of golf left. Right now I'm playing as well as I ever have and want to make sure I stay focused this week and next week because there's an opportunity to add to this year and make this year every bit as special as it can be."

Mickleson also admitted he is still in shock with his Open Championship victory, and seeing the Claret Jug on a daily basis is a sight to behold.

"It's been really a fun time," Mickleson added. "I'm just excited every day that I've got the Claret Jug and I get to look at it every day. It's here with me. It's not like I'm going to leave it.

"I'll have some of my friends throughout these next couple of weeks be able to drink out it. To give friends of mine an opportunity to drink out of the Claret Jug and have a picture of it, that's a cool experience that not many people get to do."

Mickleson also heaped praise on the Oak Hill course in New York, which will play host to the US PGA Championship next week.

"Oak Hill is in immaculate shape, it's really pristine. It's difficult, as you can imagine, like any major championship," he concluded.

"It's as thick a rough as I've seen in a long time - long, dense, thick, heavy rough - it's very much like a US Open. It will have a premium on getting the ball in play off the tee."

 

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PGA Championships
Phil Mickleson
Golf
The Open
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